Encounter Between Intangible Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Art — Exhibition at The Gallery of HKAS

When contemporary art graduates come across with traditional craftsmanship, one cannot help but wonder, do traditions infuse into their contemporary practice? Or vice versa?

Encounter Between Intangible Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Art
Exhibition Period : 3 – 30 June 2021
Time : 11am – 8pm (Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays)
Venue : The Gallery of Hong Kong Art School  (10/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)
Participating Artists : CHAN Wai Tung, Jessica | Oychir CHEUNG | CHOW Tsz Yiu | CHUNG Siu Fung | LEE Chik Chi, Shirley | SI Meng Kuan, Frankie
Curated by : Jaffa LAM

‧Opening Reception
5/6 (Sat) 4pm @ The Gallery of Hong Kong Art School

Artist Biography

Chan Wai Tung, Jessica
Born and based in Hong Kong. Jessica graduated from RMIT Universtiy, Australia with a Bachelor degree in Fine Art*. Jessica focuses on sculpture, installation and mixed media work. She is interested in memories, intimacy and relationships among people, explores the properties of found objects and materials.

Oychir Cheung
Oychir, an artist from Hong Kong, graduated in Hong Kong Art School Higher Diploma in Fine Art, love to create on paper with literature and history theme. Oychir has received World Illustration Awards、Hiii Illustration International Competition and Asia Illustration Annual Awards, novel awards from Hong Kong Literature Season Awards(2nd place) and Youth Literature Awards(Merit Award). At the same year, she has represented Hong Kong to join the the “Unknown Asia” in Osaka, and interviewed by “Bijutsutecho” during the time.

Chow Tsz Yiu
Chow Tsz Yiu, Yo born in Hong Kong, she has been wishing to be a fisher, athlete, janitor, and renovation worker when she was young. She is glad to imitate stones and climb trees in her childhood.

She received her Higher Diploma in Fine Art at Hong Kong Art School in 2018, majored in Sculpture. After graduation, she continues her practice which focuses on the aesthetic of nature and human body structure. She completed the Jockey Club ICH+ Innovative Heritage Education Programme – Pass it On @ Tertiary program in 2020 and keeps inheriting Hong Kong Paper-crafting technique. In her recent works, she is exploring the relationship between traditional and contemporary sculpture.

Chung Siu Fung
Chung Siu Fung has completed Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)* programme with major in Sculpture at RMIT University , Australia. In 2018, he joined the Jockey Club ICH+ Intangible Cultural Heritage Innovative Heritage Education Programme – Pass It On @ Tertiary to study Chinese paper cutting.
Mostly focus on wood and paper sculpting and studying materials transformation into different form.

Lee Chik Chi, Shirley
Ms Lee Chik Chi Shirley is a sculptor and art educator. She received a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)* from the RMIT University, Australia, and completed the Jockey Club ICH+ Innovative Heritage Education programme – Pass It On@ Tertiary, Cheongsam sewing programme. Currently is focusing on the possibility of contemporary art form with Flower Button making and education work to reach the public’s appreciation.

Si Meng Kuan, Frankie
Frankie earned her Master of Fine Art (Modern Art) in South China Normal University, and Higher Diploma in Visual Arts in Macau Polytechnic Institute. Being a freelance artist, Frankie has been a school arts teacher and participated in various exhibitions held in Mainland China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Macao. She is specialized in pottery, photography, painting, installation arts, and textile arts.

*Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) programme co-presented by Hong Kong Art School & RMIT University, Australia